Tag: Widow/Widower

Minding the Light by Suzanne Woods Fisher – Book Review, Preview

Minding the Light by Suzanne Woods Fisher – Book Review, Preview

Parceled out to friends and relatives, my sisters and I were separated from our parents and each other for several weeks. You see, my dad had been invited to Australia to teach at the University there and he took my mom along with him. I was fortunate to be able […]


Alaskan Hideaway by Beth Carpenter – Book Review, Preview

Alaskan Hideaway by Beth Carpenter – Book Review, Preview

People who know my husband and me often comment on how different we are and how they never would have pictured us together. While I am outgoing, optimistic, and, dare I say, effervescent, my dear husband is very much an introvert and tends to be more calm and serious. I […]



Sons of Blackbird Mountain by Joanne Bischof – Book Review, Preview

Sons of Blackbird Mountain by Joanne Bischof – Book Review, Preview

“You don’t have enough faith.” “If you had enough faith, then God would heal you.” I hurt as I heard the words my Aunt Sally’s “friends” and fellow churchgoers had spoken to her related to the cancer that was eating away at her body. As if she could manufacture the […]


A Daring Venture by Elizabeth Camden – Book Review, Preview

A Daring Venture by Elizabeth Camden – Book Review, Preview

by Phyllis Helton
June 28, 2018
Book Reviews

Water, water, every where, And all the boards did shrink; Water, water every where, Nor any drop to drink Thus cries the sailor in “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner,” by Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Water that consists simply of two hydrogen atoms and one of oxygen is life giving. But add […]


Just This Moment by Joyce DiPastena – Book Review, Preview

Just This Moment by Joyce DiPastena – Book Review, Preview

by Phyllis Helton
June 7, 2018
Book Reviews

The idea of losing my eyesight is one that does not appeal to me at all. Just trying to imagine life without seeing light or colors or faces makes me shudder. Being condemned to darkness, especially after knowing what it is like to see, seems like such a frightening thing. […]


A Cowboy of Convenience by Stacy Henrie – Book Review, Preview

A Cowboy of Convenience by Stacy Henrie – Book Review, Preview

On Tour with Prism Book Tours What are things that make you afraid? Spiders? Being late for work? Sickness? Death? Sometimes the things we fear are just silly worry kinds of things and sometimes they are much more serious. I have a terrible fear of heights. It affects me in […]



Silver Star by Lisa Swinton – Book Review, Preview

Silver Star by Lisa Swinton – Book Review, Preview

by Phyllis Helton
May 23, 2018
Book Reviews

I love stories with children in them. This is probably because I simply love children. Silver Star combines a cowboy with a country music star trying to get her love for music back. When Sara meets the handsome widower, Cal, and his precious princess, Stella, her heart doesn’t stand a […]


Never Doubt a Duke by Regina Scott – Review

Never Doubt a Duke by Regina Scott – Review

by Phyllis Helton
May 22, 2018
Book Reviews

Never Doubt a Dukeby Regina Scott Series: Fortune’s Brides #1 Publication Date May 18, 2018 Genres: Historical Fiction, Clean Romance Setting: England Regency Era – UK – 1795 – 1837 Main Character Ages: 25-34 Written for: Adults Pages: 298 Synopsis: After spending the last ten years following her late husband […]